Tue, 19 Dec 2017

Bombardier JV Awarded First Monorail Contract in China

CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS), a joint venture between Bombardier Transportation and the Chinese CRRC Corporation (CRRC), has been awarded its first monorail contract in China.

 The order is to provide the Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 platform, along with a total of 240 cars to Wuhu City in Anhui Province.

The total contract is valued at approximately CNY 1.785 billion (229 million euro, US$270 million).

Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300. Click to enlarge.

Bombardier owns 50% of the shares in PBTS, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

Planned to open in 2020, the new 24-station, 30.3km Line 1 and the 12-station, 16.5km Line 2 Phase One, will be the first two monorail lines in Wuhu and will form the rail transportation backbone in the city.

 PBTS’ scope under this contract will comprise the design, supply, Line 1 installation with 28, six-car trains and Line 2 Phase One installation with 18, four-car trains. 

Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China, said, “We are very proud to have been selected by Wuhu city to provide our first, and the most modern monorail system in China. Medium capacity monorails are a highly-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to metros and Bombardier’s experience, having delivered monorail technology for over 20 years including operating and maintaining these systems, was the core reason why Wuhu city chose our joint venture. This choice will ensure that Wuhu gets a reliable and green transportation system that better serves its passengers. We are confident that the monorail will become an icon for Wuhu city and we will see more Bombardier Monorail systems in other Chinese cities in the future.”

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